The Leader Board

04.03.19

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Under This Administration, Senate Democrats Have Forced Cloture Votes For The First Time Ever On 42 Different Executive Branch Positions SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[This] is comprehensive, across-the-board heel-dragging like nothing this body has seen before…. In other words, systematic obstruction. Not targeted, thoughtful opposition to a few marquee nominations or rare circumstances. But a grinding, across-the-board effort to delay and obstruct the people this … Continue Reading


04.01.19

Dems Threatening To Vote Down Disaster Recovery Funding

'Democrats Are Threatening To Block' 'Much-Needed Recovery Funds' "Senate Democrats … may block legislation proposed by their Republican counterparts that would allocate billions of dollars for disaster recovery across the country …" ("Disaster Relief Bill at an Impasse Over Puerto Rico Aid," The New York Times, 3/28/2019) "Democrats are threatening to block the GOP bill in a showdown Senate vote on Monday afternoon." ("Senate Barrels Toward Showdown Vote On Disaster Relief,… Continue Reading


03.27.19

‘Present’

In Spite Of Democrats' Rhetoric On The 'Existential Threat' Of Climate Change, Not A Single Democrat Senator Voted In Favor Of The Green New Deal The Senate voted on the Green New Deal today: 0 Yeas, 57 Nays, and 43 Senators voted PRESENT pic.twitter.com/nvcnXA7zPe - Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) March 26, 2019 "The Senate on Tuesday failed to advance the Green New Deal, the ambitious plan to combat climate change proposed by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez &helli… Continue Reading


03.26.19

Democrats’ Green New Deal: ‘A Raw Deal For America’

Republican Senators On The Green New Deal: 'A Dangerous, Unachievable And Unaffordable Manifesto For Government Control Over Every Part Of The Economy And Our Lives' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Despite its lofty goals and pleasant-enough name, the Green New Deal is really a dangerous, unachievable and unaffordable manifesto for government control over every part of the economy and our lives…. So when I call up the Green New Deal for consideration in the Senate, I w… Continue Reading


03.26.19

Green New Deal: A Democratic Scheme To ‘Cause Immediate Harm To Millions’

Labor Unions And The Solar And Wind Industries Recognize That The Green New Deal Is 'Too Extreme' And A Threat To Jobs And Families' Standards Of Living, Plus '[T]here's No Way To Pay For It' Labor Unions: Green New Deal 'Could Cause Immediate Harm To Millions Of Our Members And Their Families' AFL-CIO ENERGY COMMITTEE: "We will not accept proposals that could cause immediate harm to millions of our members and their families. We will not stand by and allow threats to our members' jobs an… Continue Reading


03.25.19

‘An Opportunity To Go On Record’

Will Senate Democrats Vote For The Green New Deal That Nearly All Of Their Presidential Candidates Have Rushed To Endorse? SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I've been reading with some amusement that our friends on the other side seem to be reluctant to vote on the 'Green New Deal.' … The only question I would ask is if this is such a popular thing to do and so necessary why would one want to dodge the vote? This is an opportunity to go on record …" (Sen. McConnel… Continue Reading


03.13.19

Deal Dodgers Of The 21st Century

Democrats Will Do And Say Anything To Avoid Having To Vote On The Green New Deal Senate Democrats Still Won't Say If They Support The Green New Deal … SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I'm not sure I remember another time when the champions of a legislative proposal were this upset they were getting a chance to actually vote on it. But we already know this: The Democratic leader of the Senate has refused to endorse it, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called it the 'green… Continue Reading


03.12.19

‘How Do You Pay For That?’

Even Democrats Admit 'We Could Never Afford' Single-Payer 'Medicare For All' Proposals And The Astronomical Price Tags Have Halted Similar Plans At The State Level Democrats On Single-Payer 'Medicare For All' Proposals: 'How Do You Pay For That?' It 'Would Bankrupt Us' HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI (D-CA): "… to convert to it? Thirty trillion dollars. Now, how do you pay for that?" ("Nancy Pelosi: The Rolling Stone Interview," Rolling Stone, 2/27/2019) REP. CHERI BUSTOS (D-IL), DCCC … Continue Reading


03.08.19

Dems Protect The Worst Of The Democrat Politician Protection Act

Democrats Voted Along Partisan Lines To Retain The Most Outrageous Provisions Of The Democrat Politician Protection Act SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This bill is a target-rich environment … I would give you some of the highlights that I think are particularly offensive to average voters. Number one, using government money to subsidize campaigns. In effect, money collected from all of us … and given, in effect, to candidates, to finance campaigns, that we may … Continue Reading


03.07.19

Obstruction For Obstruction’s Sake

Over The Last Two Years, Democrats Have Slow-Walked Scores Of Uncontroversial Nominees And Forced Needless Cloture Votes 'To Eat Up Floor Time' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The real crisis here is the administration itself below the Cabinet level has an enormous number of vacancies…. Once we get to cloture on a number of these nominees they aren't even controversial. So it's pretty obvious the whole purpose is just to eat up floor time." (Politico, 2/13/2019) SEN. … Continue Reading


03.06.19

McConnell Prescient On Democrat Politician Protection Act

The ACLU Agrees That Democrats' Bill Would Chill Protected Speech, A Key Dem Committee Chair Agrees It Will Federalize Control Of Elections, And Reporting Agrees That Handing Taxpayer Money To Political Campaigns Would Produce A 'Candidate Bonanza' "The American Civil Liberties Union, on behalf of its 3 million members, supporters and activists, opposes H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2019 as it was reported out of the House Administration Committee." (Ronald Newman and Kate Ruane, ACLU, … Continue Reading


03.04.19

Dem Leaders Desperately Dodge Green New Deal Vote

SEN. McCONNELL: 'If This Is Such A Popular Thing To Do And So Necessary Why Would One Want To Dodge The Vote?' 'This Is An Opportunity To Go On Record'; Ocasio-Cortez Pressures Dems To Be 'Courageous' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I've been reading with some amusement that our friends on the other side seem to be reluctant to vote on the 'Green New Deal.' … The only question I would ask is if this is such a popular thing to do and so necessary why would one want t… Continue Reading


02.28.19

The Green New Deal’s Mind-Boggling Costs

The Astonishing $93 Trillion Price Tag Is More Money Than The United States Government Has Spent In Its Entire History An Estimate Finds The Green New Deal Could Cost Up To $93 TRILLION DOLLARS "The so-called Green New Deal may tally between $51 trillion and $93 trillion over 10-years, concludes American Action Forum, which is run by Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who directed the non-partisan CBO from 2003 to 2005. That includes between $8.3 trillion and $12.3 trillion to meet the plan's call to eli… Continue Reading


02.27.19

Executive Calendar In Crisis

Democrats' Unprecedented Obstruction Has 'Created A New Low Standard' President Trump's Nominees Have Faced Five Times More Cloture Votes Than All Six Of His Predecessors In Their First Two Years Combined President Trump's nominees have faced 128 cloture votes in the first two years of his administration compared to 24 for all six of his predecessors combined in their first two years. There have been over TEN TIMES more cloture votes on President Trump's nominees in his first two years t… Continue Reading


02.25.19

Senate To Vote On Protecting Innocent Life

Senators Will Have The Opportunity To Vote On The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act And 'Protect Infants Who Survive Abortions' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Caring for innocent children and their mothers is a moral imperative. To put these principles into action, I announced, as Senate Majority Leader, that we would vote on the 'Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,' offered by Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) in the coming days. His bill, on which I'm proud to … Continue Reading


02.15.19

Democrats Play Politics With Violence Against Women Act

Democrats' Political Maneuvering Will Cause VAWA To Expire Even Though They Said Lawmakers Should Not 'Play Partisan Games With' It "VAWA was extended as part of the last government funding bill, and expires Friday. Republicans have pushed for a straight, clean extension as part of this bill. Democrats want to deal with VAWA separately -- they have their own bill. But if it's not extended before Friday, it will lapse." (Politico Playbook, 2/13/2019) "Republicans in both the House and Sena… Continue Reading


02.13.19

No, You Can’t ‘Keep Your Plan’

Support For The Radical Government Takeover Of Health Care Democrats Call 'Medicare For All' Plummets Once Americans Hear It Would 'Eliminate Private Insurance,' Create Waitlists To Access Care, And Cost $32 Trillion Many Democrats Have Embraced A Radical Government Takeover Of Health Care Framed As 'Medicare For All' "The new Democratic majority in the House will hold the first hearings on Medicare-for-All legislation, a longtime goal of the party's left, after Speaker Nancy Pelosi lent … Continue Reading


02.07.19

‘Confirm William Barr’

Editorial Boards: 'The U.S. Senate Should Swiftly Approve William Barr,' 'The Sooner He's On The Job, The Better' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "In William Barr, President Trump has nominated a tried-and-true public servant and a proven professional to lead the men and women of the Department of Justice. Testifying before the Committee last month, Mr. Barr expressed his unwavering commitment to 'the rule of law, the Constitution, and the American people.' But my colleagues d… Continue Reading


02.06.19

‘The U.S. Economy Is On Solid Footing’

Robust Job Growth And Higher Wage Gains Are 'Delivering Opportunities' To Americans Not Seen In Years SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "It's now been more than two years, since the American people hired President Trump and a Republican Congress to get Washington's foot off the brake of our economy. Since we got to work rebuilding the middle-class prosperity that had hollowed out in communities across America under the Obama economy…. [T]he American people wanted a change… Continue Reading


02.06.19

‘A Broad Consensus About American Leadership In The World’

Significant Bipartisan Vote Showcases Senate Support For Israel And Jordan And Sanctioning Syria, Highlights Foreign Policy Divisions Among Democrats SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act would renew our commitment to Israel's security, expand cooperation with Jordan, and impose new consequences on the perpetrators of Assad's brutality in Syria. But when America's national security and vital interests are at stake, some ci… Continue Reading

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